P.O. Box 987
Mon- Fri. 8:30 - 4:30
Duties / Responsibilities
Mapping Department : Responsible for processing land transactions that convey property and plotting them on the tax maps. Maps are plotted from the legal descriptions.
Appraisal Department : Responsible for reviewing and placing values on property, both real and personal. This office is also responsible for processing and current use exemptions of rural property that may have been claimed by owners.
Assessor's Office : Responsible for the classing of property and processing homestead exemptions when applicable. Another task of this department is the balancing of the abstract each year, and providing the Tax Collector with the abstract so bills can be generated. Also, any changes of address must be filed with the Assessors office.
The Code of Alabama requires that property owners must assess their property the first year they purchase it, as well as claim Homestead exemption if they live on the property. If you buy property, it is the taxpayer's responsibility to come into the Assessor's office to assess your property, regardless of what you will be doing with the property. In some instances, you may qualify for some type of exemption (IE. homestead, over 65, disability). Also, they should notify the Tax Assessor's Office of any changes made on the property, such as the removal or addition of a structure. All assessments must be made by December 31 of each year for the following tax year.
Business Personal Property must be filed in the Appraiser's office. If you own a business you must file a Business Personal Property Return by December 31.